STUDIO CALENDAR

Our studio holds regular classes during the normal school terms, scheduled according to the current studio timetable. As such, there are no regular classes held during the school holidays.

Classes that fall on Public Holidays and student free days will run as per normal.

CLASSES

At Creative Arts Dance Studios we offer classes for all ages, from kinder through to adults, catering for all your dance and performing arts needs.

We can tailor a program especially to suit you with our discounted rates and packages. We always aim to keep the costs affordable for families and offer a range of payment options.

All  classes (Except for Kinder Dance) are open for the participating students only.  This is to ensure that our students can get the most out of their tuition. At the end of terms 2 and 3, selected classes are open for viewing so that parents and friends can see what the students are doing in class and how much they have learned.

Dress requirements are outlined for each class. Grooming is important to a dancer and to assist the teacher in making corrections to posture and technique. No school uniforms or denim please.

Feel free to contact us if you need assistance with your class selection!

Classes Offered:

Babywearing dance, Kinder Dance, Acrobatics, Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Conditioning, Hip-hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Progressions, Singing, Tap, Adults Broadway Jazz, Ballet & Tap, Private Tuition, Eisteddfod Teams.

CLASS AGE GROUPS

The age of your child on 1st January of each year determines which class age group they will fit into.

E.g. If you child is 6 on 1st January but turning 7 that year they still fit into the 6 Years & Under class age group.

Our class age groups are at follows:

  • Kinder Dance A (2 - 3 years old)
  • Kinder Dance B (3 - 5 years old)
  • 6 Years & Under (4 - 7 years old)
  • 8 Years & Under (6 - 9 years old)
  • 10 Years & Under (8 - 11 years old)
  • 12 Years & Under (10 - 13 years old)
  • 15 Years & Under (12 - 16 years old)
  • Open (15 year old +)
  • Adult (15 year old +)
  • ADV (Advanced Level) (Please speak to CADS staff to find out what skill are required for these class)
  • ELITE (Advanced Level) (Please speak to CADS staff to find out what skill are required for these class)
  • OPEN (These classes are open to all age groups and skill levels)

Whilst majority of students will fit into their allocated aged classes, there may be cases where a child will be placed below or above their allocated age class. This decision is made by CADS staff when we believe it would better benefit the child's learning and development. CADS asks that you trust in our judgement when suggesting classes for your child to enrol in and that we always have their best interests in mind. After all, what benefit is there to pushing a child beyond their capabilities or holding them back from taking the next step? If you are unsure of what group your child would fit into please give us a call or email to discuss.

PROGRAMS AND PERFORMANCES

In addition to our regular classes and age related programs, we also offer a number of opportunities throughout the year for students to perform and extend themselves. These include studio musicals, eisteddfods, choreography competitions, and various workshops.

ANNUAL CONCERT

The annual concert is held at the end of the year. All students are encouraged to participate and showcase what they have learned throughout the year. Each class will usually perform one dance, with a costume to be purchased or hired for each. There are two performances of the concert on the same day, with a theatre rehearsal usually held the day before.

EXAMINATIONS

I highly recommend exams for children as it gives them something to work towards and achieve. Students will receive a report and a medal or trophy depending on the examination.

There are attendance requirements for students wishing to participate in exams. Participation in holiday classes is also expected. Graded C.S.T.D. exams are usually held in July/August.

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